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Definition of Compassion


  1. Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.
  2. To pity.

Compassion Quotations

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Albert Schweitzer

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Stevie Wonder

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.
Ellen DeGeneres

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama
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Compassion Translations

compassion in Danish is medlidenhed
compassion in Dutch is erbarmen, mededogen, medelijden
compassion in French is compassion, attendrissement
compassion in German is Mitleid
compassion in Italian is simpatia
compassion in Norwegian is medlidenhet
compassion in Swedish is medlidande
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